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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Next phase...

Well, a wonderful visit indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed the Vandwellers in PA. Sorry that we were unable to round up any more local vandwellers for a rondezvoo but there you go.

Thanks to Gary L. I am now looking for a nice used sit-on-top (I am pretty sure anyway) kayak so I can get on the water...Kate, Michael, Gary and Charlene have the right idea!

I am in Port Townsend camping next to another vandweller (not in the group yet) from Alaska. Enjoyable! I will be seeing my son and his mom today and tomorrow and then on to my other son and his family for a visit.

I had the pleasure of hiking out to Cape Flattery , the most northwestern spot in the lower 48. It will have to go in my records along with my riding to the most western spot on the road system.

What a magical place it is and one can only wonder what it would be like during a winter storm...yikes!

Onward into the moment,


Friday, July 24, 2009

Puerto Angeles...

What a great couple of days it has been....actually meeting Gary, Heidi and Mike, Vandweller folks from our Yahoo Forum. We sat, chatted, broke bread, picked cherries..or some did...and twisted a wrench or two....

Gary the boatbuilder and raconteur supreme-o has been so very kind, friendly and entertaining.

Heidi and Mike And Mike's dad, Bill have been the best ever hosts to this wandering bozo! Sharing their home, shop and especially kitchen to Gary and I.

Bocephus and Tiberius I will not tell about as they are actually stuffed, although have some interesting powers...Sadie the dog was very gracious to Dina as well, sharing her yard and water.

I now have several friends in Puerto Angeles that I hope to have for many years....

Yay God!

Many Wheels

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The wet side....

Last night in Anacortes' Washington Municipal Park....a nice wooded park with coin showers right on the coast for $17 a night. Steep for my budget but the first shower in 3 days and nights and I needed it.

I have a ferry reservation to Port Townsend from Keystone at 6 this eve. Then on to Port Angeles manana to try and meet with some Vandweller friends and Don from TorC, NM.
Having trouble getting hold of son Jed and will keep trying.

I am amazed at how the people over here recreate. They think nothing of shoulder to shoulder campsites and noise and people everywhere like ants....amazing to me. I am way too used to the bliss of empty landscapes and camping where I never see anyone else....I think this is the future though as the population increases certainly is in any place I have been outside this country except for Canada. Strange what we do to ourselves.

I guess the thing that amazes me is how people pack into places where they can use their power toys no matter the cost but leave the thousands of USFS and BLM campgrounds nearly empty. I always wonder when the various agencies will see the lack of use of the campgrounds and close them down.

Anyway...I am grateful to be awake and present in this body today and to have the use of all my senses....
Many Wheels

Friday, July 17, 2009

On the road again...

Tonight in a Forest Service Campground in western Montana that happens to have cell phone coverage so I have

Enjoyed a nice soak in a hot spring with my wife today and after a very good lunch she rode off on her BMW and I headed the other way in the lil' 'stro. Dang, hard to get used to this....we have close to a quarter century of awesome traveling and camping together and my heart hurts a bit every time we go opposite directions....I do miss her a lot....oh yes I do.

But there is something very nice about calling my own shots without having to consider somone else. Something neither of us have done much in our lives....interesting adventure this is....she is enjoying that as well.

Sure is weird out here in "wtf"- land is so much easier to take the trail of no risk isn't it? Never really stretch ourselves that it is interesting how a "groove" can become a "rut" depending on how deep I make it...

Anyway...lessee, what is true? is something: "if you know what is going to happen, it is NOT an adventure!"

Hi ho, Hi Ho, adventuring we go.......

Love to you all,
Many Wheels

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Effort

I am going to step into the blog world with this attempt and see if I can use it. I am currently in Missoula and getting ready for a trip to the coast and visits to friends and relatives....I will post as stuff happens and I discover what the universe holds in store for me.

I recently bought a wonderful CD by Krishna Das that I am enjoying and singing with . It is a Kirtan recording or 'call and response' , for those who have not heard the term before. Very simple and repetitive mantra chants or songs with which I can participate...It fills me with joy as I drive and see the world anew.

I recently watched a youtube video of Ram Dass at a kirtan with Krishna Das and it made me cry. He is such a gift to my world and this body is really starting to fail. I will miss him when he moves on.

Blessings to you all ,
Brian Many Wheels

Baja mellow

Baja Bri

Me and my buddy

Me and my buddy
Bri and "Dina Whitesocks the Dancing Dervish Dog"

B.O.B. and Dina

B.O.B. and Dina


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well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.